There’ll be more Twin Peaks than we previously thought, too. The star of Jem and the Holograms discusses reactions to the trailer. What are the differences between the final Ant-Man script and Edgar Wright’s original draft? Plus, a crazy casting rumor for the Static Shock web series. To me, my Spoilers!
Top image: Agent Carter.
Evangeline Lily discusses the differences between the original Edgar Wright script and the final one from Peyton Reed and Paul Rudd:
I met with Paul in a little restaurant in New York City, and he talked me through how the movie was changing. I think the most defining difference between the two scripts was that Edgar’s didn’t take itself as seriously. It was fun and silly and brilliant irreverent - a romp from beginning to end, in classic English fashion. Whereas where we’ve gotten to is so much more American. There’s tons of levity, but just as much emotion.
[Empire Magazine via Comic Book Movie]
Jem and the Holograms
Stefanie Scott discusses the backlash to the first trailer:
I think that’s why everybody needs to see it. There’s so much that — why put it in the trailer, when it could be a surprise, and actually warm your heart when you see it on film? I think it’s more exciting when you get to see it in the movie and see all of the surprises, rather than know what’s coming. I think everybody’s going to really appreciate everything that went into this movie and what happens onscreen, and how it was brought to life.
Oscar Isaac discusses trying to get into his role as Apocalypse:
I’ve been reading the script a lot and trying to come at for me, a interesting angle. Definitely focusing on the fact he is the embodiment of the second coming of the judgements of god and that energy going in. In the comics, the character — who draws his name from the Biblical end times — is nigh immortal and even commands his own four Horsemen. What we are trying to do is make his philosophy and what his mission is, one that is both simple but also holds water, that really makes sense throughout the whole movie,” he added. I think Simon Kinberg and Bryan Singer, we’ve been able to come up with something very cool.
Ex Machina’s Alicia Vikander is allegedly in talks to join the cast. [Deadline]
The Belko Experiment
John Gallager Jr. and Michael Rooker have joined the cast of the film. Gallagher plays one of the four leads, Mike Pelk, and Rooker will play Bud Melks, a Janitor at the Belko Facility on the day Employees are ordered to kill each other or be killed themselves. [James Gunn on Facebook via Shock Till You Drop]
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Gunn has also announced he’s begun casting on the movie. [Screen Crush]
Friday the 13th
Nick Antosca has tweeted that the new film isn’t a sequel to the 2009 reboot, but a new story separate from those events. [Shock Till You Drop]
Lionsgate are allegedly planning to turn their adaptation of the Homer epic into two films. [Variety]
Zombies vs Robots
Craig Borten will write the movie. [THR]
Captain America: Civil War
Jeremy Renner has posted a picture from the set on Twitter, revealing a subtle change to the movie’s logo:
John Fawcett discusses where Sarah will go next in season 3:
TVLINE | Now more than ever, Sarah has so much information about herself and her sisters. What does that mean for her going forward? I felt like Beth, in a way, was telling her to step back. But does knowing all this just make her want to look for answers even more?
Absolutely. It’s more important than ever that Sarah gets to the bottom of this — and not just for herself and for the safety of her immediate family. The driving force with Sarah is that she’s really had to step up and become the leader. She’s gone from being a teenage-runaway-reluctant mother, to having to be not just a responsible mother, but a leader. The one who is keeping the sisters together, and the driving force behind trying to find a cure for Cosima.
Hayley Atwell, while discussing how Peggy’s character will change during the second season at Comicpalooza, has confirmed that there will also be ten episodes rather than eight:
What was very exciting is, in a second season she’s grieved over Steve and she’s now about to embark on a new adventure in her life. So she’s in a much better place, so in terms of where she is it’s going to be a lot lighter for her, there’s going to be more humour to her and more warmth. She’s not struggling so much with her identity.
I also think the show runners really want to move it forward. So it’s going to be set in LA and with 10 episodes it’s going to be a very glamorous, dark world of 1940s Los Angeles.
The show has been commissioned for a third season. [Spoiler TV]
M. Night Shyamalan discusses the reality of the series, and keeping the events of the show grounded:
Are people really dead on the show? Are we supposed to believe that Beverly is really dead?
I’ll say this: It’s all very grounded, every single thing that’s happening is very grounded. There isn’t kind of red herrings that aren’t meant to be. What I like about the idea so much is that hopefully, it feels like people who were two-dimensional suddenly become three-dimensional by the end of the series. They become more fleshed out and more dimensionalized even if they were acting two-dimensional you understand why.
Even heinous acts that happen feel almost justified if I’ve made a case for it by the end. So hopefully that’s an interesting mix. I’m kind of roundabout answering your question. Nothing was done frivolously. We weren’t like, “We need to knock somebody off because it’s Sweeps Week. Let’s kill somebody.” It was all very much going towards a moral premise that the show is based on.
Former Walking Dead star Tyler James Williams let slip that Jaden Smith will allegedly play the hero in Machina and Warner Bros.’ live action webseries. [Comic Book]
Here’s a brief synopsis for the season finale, “Blaine’s World”:
LIV FACES A TOUGH DECISION — After discovering new evidence in the Max Rager case, Liv (Rose McIver) and Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) pay a visit to Vaughn Du Clark (guest star Steven Weber) at Max Rager HQ. Ravi (Rahul Kohli) continues his search for a cure. Meanwhile, Blaine (David Anders) makes Liv an offer she can’t refuse. Lastly, Major (Robert Buckley) finds himself in an unbelievable situation.
Peyton, Liv and Ravi get ready for dinner in this clip from “Astroburger”.
Finally, Seth Rogen has tweeted two new pictures from filming:
Additional reporting by Abhimanyu Das and Charlie Jane Anders